It’s raining – bananas!

The banana plant in the backyard was drying up as expected in the summer and was awaiting the chop in preparation for some colder weather. But as the gardener went about his job, this is what he noticed. We actually had summer bananas! That, even to his experienced eye, was unexpected. That was a couple…

The winter’s back – and so am I

I welcome myself back to blogging. After a long lay-off , while life unfolded in a variety of different ways, I was off here – more out of laziness and lethargy than anything else. Of course, it was also paucity of time, exigencies of work and the like but now that I have returned –…

It’s winter and it’s all in colour

It’s the winter in all its “coolness”. And, it’s in colour. This is the time of the year when Bahrain turns green – lush green! And it’s also the season when flowers of all kinds flourish. In the little garden space that we have, this colour is seen in abundance, even with the not so…

At least something appeared!

They said it would not happen. They said these would only occupy space in our little garden. And, guess what, they were right!This is what’s appeared after two months of me defying the weather and the odds and sowing cucumber! Of course, I am not amused. But, on the other hand, I am quite satisfied…

Bahrain’s Bougainvillea bazaar

The Bougainvillea is out in force in Bahrain. It’s everywhere, in full bloom. While this hardy plant is perfectly capable of weathering the harsh summer, it’s rather colourless, dull and drab. But, come October and the easing of the heat, it comes out with a vengeance and shows its true element. Our own garden, in…